Monday, June 17, 2013

Our Very First Squillion! And Our Very First Matching Donation Challenge!

Yowza!  We've already cleared our first squillion and we're just getting started!  We've got 12 hours before the day is done, and I think it's time to start our very first matching donation challenge!  

And our dear friend Cynthia is starting us off with an awesome one!  Yep, we've got a $2,500 matching donation challenge on the table!

Until midnight tonight (Pacific Time), Cynthia will be matching our donations,  dollar-for-dollar, until our donations reach the $2500 cap.  

SO, if we meet her challenge, we can turn $2,500 into $5000!!

Here's a great chance to get your dollars doubled, and help make a REALLY excellent first day of FUNdraising.

To double your donation dollars, pop on over to our FUNdraising page, and  make a tax-deductible donation.    Please don't delay - we've got just 12 hours to meet her match!

Thank you, Cynthia!  You're making an awesome day even more awesome!  And thank you to all take advantage of her generous offer!    


  1. What a fantastic way to kick things off! Thank you, Cynthia, for being such a good friend to the IBKC!

  2. Cynthia, you are the best! Every year, you are soooooooo generous!!!!!

  3. We love Cynthia! Thank you for your generosity!

  4. Yay, Cynthia--thanks for your continued generosity!

    Laurie, I am trying to donate before the matching challenge ends, but I am having technical difficulties. If I click on the "Donate" button, I just go to a blue screen with absolutely no text. I've reloaded several times with no success. I have cookies enabled and am not blocking pop up windows. I'm not sure what else to check...

    I'm running an older version of Firefox (3.6.24) on a Linux (Fedora) computer. Any ideas?

    I'll donate from home tonight, but I may not make it in time for the match. Plus I told the Bean on Facebook this morning that I was going to donate right away, and I hate to lie to her!


    1. I am so sorry you're having issues, Karrie. I will contact the tech dept and see if they have any suggestions.

      Don't worry, Bean understands!

      Thanks for your extra efforts!

    2. Here's what they had to say:

      Hello Laurie,

      Thank you for contacting FirstGiving. I'm happy to help.

      She can try using a different browser, such as Google Chrome. Or she can update her current browser.
      If she's still having trouble, she can always give us a call at 1.877.365.2949


      Megan Knudsen
      FirstGiving help and resources

    3. Thanks for the info, Laurie! I need to update my browser anyway, so this will be a good excuse to do that--though it will be tomorrow, given today's commitments. I'll donate from home tonight to get in on the matching challenge. Thanks to Charlene for her patience!


  5. wow!! itty bitty kitty lovers are the BEST! <3

  6. Thank you for your continued generosity Cynthia!!

    And great first day of FUNdraising work, wee Wylla!

  7. Laurie I would like to make a donation, but want to mail you a check. Who would I make the check out to and what is the address to send it?

    1. You can send it here:
      The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County
      2608 Center Street
      Tacoma, WA 98409

      Attn: Marguerite

      If you attach a note letting her know it's for the IBKC FUNdraiser - it will go towards our campaign. Thanks!



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